Tone2 Icarus 1.6 Released

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exmatproton
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:09 pm

Icarus 1.6:

The update to v1.6 is a big update, which is available for free. It includes new resynthesis modes, additonal effects, a better user interface, enhanced sound and a large number of new features. Icarus 1.6 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

Demo/Update Download link:

https://www.tone2.com/download.html

Product link:

https://www.tone2.com/icarus.html

New features:

- IMPORT SAMPLE->'Resynthesis smart pitch snap' drastically enhances the sound quality of the resynthesis function. You can select a wav file and it automatically creates a synthesizer patch which syncs to BPM.
- IMPORT SAMPLE->'Resynthesis of melody' is a groundbreaking feature. It can import complete phrases or melodies in wav format. It automaticaly programs a patch that sounds very similar to the original. It reprograms the melody in the arpeggiator. Futhermore it creates a wavetable with the harmonic content of the patch. The patches can further be tweaked, time streched or modified.
- IMPORT SAMPLE->'Resynthesis with dynamic pitch' can import a wave. It automatically creates a patch which sounds similar to the original one. This mode does aly analyse the pitch information of the patch and programs the STEP lfo with a pitch envelope.
- IMPORT SAMPLE->'Beat slice drumlop' cuts a sample into 16 or 32 waveforms and creates a patch with plays a BPM synced loop
- New effect: 'Reverb Gated' which syncs to the BPM rate. It works best for drum sounds or arpeggiators
- New effect: 'Reverb Gated Echo' is Gated Reverb with a delay which syncs to BPM
- new effect: 'Reverb Reverse' which syncs to the BPM rate
- new effect: 'Reverb Decay' which syncs to the BPM rate
- The patch browser shows a scrollbar if more than 26 categories exist
- 'Shift notes up' shifts the notes in the arpeggiator one halftone up
- 'Shift notes down' shifts the notes in the arpeggiator one halftone down
- 'rotate 1 slot left' rotates the notes in the arpeggiator
- 'rotate 1 slot right' rotates the notes in the arpeggiator
- The morph kob now shows the number of quantized steps
- The wavetable editor shows a large slider with a grid if modifiers with 'value' are edited
- Osc->Tool 'Resynthesis smart snap'
- Wavetable editor->Spectrum->'Sort by brightness' sorts waveforms by their harmonic content. It can be used to create wobbles
- Wavetable editor->Resynthesis->'Resynthesis smart snap'
- Wavetable editor->Mix->'Fade in'
- Wavetable editor->Mix->'Fade out'
- Wabetable editor->Phase->'Rotate' shifts the phase of all selected waveforms
- Added some tooltips to the wavetable editor
- Create a random arpeggiotor pattern with TOOL->'Init random octaves'
- Create a random arpeggiotor pattern with fifths with TOOL->'Init random fifths'
- Create a random arpeggiotor pattern with a random interval with TOOL->'Init random interval'
- 52 additional patches

Enhancements:

- Slightly enhanced sound quality of 'Import Sample'->'Create patch: Resynthesis...'
- More smart path selection on PC for loading/saving
- Enhanced performance of some knobs, especially the LFO sends
- The knobs MORPH, FADE, WAVE, PHASE do not longer switch the LFO
- A hand symbol is shown for text-style parameters which can be altered with the mouse
- Enhanced sound of 'Reverb Medium', 'Reverb Real', 'Reverb Trance' especially for for small sizes
- Enhanced sound of 'Formant Cross' morphmode
- Enhanced sound of 'Vocoder' morphmode
- Slightly enhanced sound of 'Reverb Big' and 'Reverb Infinity' with reduced low frequency rumble
- Wavetable editor is more easy and comfortable to use
- Undo function now also works with arpeggiator, fx tool, matrix tool, eq tool and filter tool menu
- Reduced a click when routing a saw lfo to WAVE
- Better default effect settings for Ensemble, Reverb Dark, Delay Fat, Delay Pingpong, Delay Diffuse, Delay Band
- 'Create random patch' gives better results

Bug fixes:

- Modulation depth of knobs could have been incorrect if matrix target was switched
- Removed wrong up/down arrows in the STEP LFO
- Fixed a compatibility problem with recording automation in some hosts
Last edited by exmatproton on Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:51 am, edited 2 times in total.

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fisherKing
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1721 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:12 pm

nice to see this! am downloading it now...
always one plugin short of perfection...


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exmatproton
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2086 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:43 pm

i love this update. The FM, AM and WS (osc -> osc) additions, the new folder structures, small ui enhancements and the bigger text, the double click to default are powerful upgrades.

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wagtunes
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13288 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:47 pm

exmatproton wrote:i love this update. The FM, AM and WS (osc -> osc) additions, the new folder structures, small ui enhancements and the bigger text, the double click to default are powerful upgrades.
But they really have to do something about their servers. This is the slowest download of a relatively small file I have ever seen since getting 100 mbps. Half hour to download a little over 200 meg is ridiculous.

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fisherKing
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:03 pm

took 10 seconds here. some nice additions (haven't explored much yet. and the the GUI enhancements are great.
always one plugin short of perfection...

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wagtunes
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:17 pm

fisherKing wrote:took 10 seconds here. some nice additions (haven't explored much yet. and the the GUI enhancements are great.
Must have caught it at a bad time or got a bad connection. 27 minutes here. Ridiculous.

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zvenx
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6585 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:49 pm

Downloaded at a flash here, both mac and pc too.

This is by far my favourite tone2 plugin.....something about its sound appeals to me (last time that really happened was gladiator, quite a few years ago), nice to see markus adding new features, for no additional cost.
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fisherKing
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 pm

zvenx wrote:Downloaded at a flash here, both mac and pc too.

This is by far my favourite tone2 plugin.....something about its sound appeals to me (last time that really happened was gladiator, quite a few years ago), nice to see markus adding new features, for no additional cost.
rsp

i've owned them all at some point (well, most; ie electra2, nemesis, etc) and this one's my fave as well.
always one plugin short of perfection...

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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:35 pm

awesome update! :tu:

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pdxindy
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 pm

solid set of new features and improvements! :tu:

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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:57 pm

Seems they’ve pretty much put all the functionality of ElectraX in here. I don’t really understand why these were separate products. Well I $uppose I do, but seems like it should have been the evolution of ElectraX.
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Caine123
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:14 pm

Drag and drop samples wouldbe cool.
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pdxindy
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:42 pm

Only had a couple hours to play with the new update, but am impressed with the sounds I am getting. Some really beautiful FM stuff...

Caine123
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Re: Tone2 Icarus 1.5 Update (beta)

Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:50 am

Is there also a random function?
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